"We're on a roll. It's going to lift people's spirits -- and, hopefully, lift their property values," City Councilwoman Jan Perry told the LA Times's Scott Gold.
Central Avenue was once a vibrant thoroughfare and the genesis of West Coast Jazz, home to Club Alabam, the Elks Club and of course the Dunbar Hotel.
That ancestry is being celebrated at the Huntington Library's "Central Avenue and Beyond." The exhibit is just a sample of the late librarian Mayme Clayton's profound collection that will hopefully be a housed in it's own museum one day. The exhibit is at the Huntington until Feb. 8.
Gold says city officials want to turn their attention to nearby Dunbar Hotel, a low-income apartment building the city may refurbish. city is preparing to weigh proposals to refurbish it as affordable housing while preserving its character.
The city hall satellite office, where the Bombay Candle & Botanica warehouse once stood, is kind of an urban park with a rooftop garden open to the public.
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